Test of Faith, Instructor's Bundle

Includes Book, Leader' s Guide, Study Guide, and DVD

Edited by Ruth Bancewicz

Foreword by J. I. Packer

Test of Faith, Instructor's Bundle

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  • ISBN: 9781608999316
  • Pages: 142
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $67.00
Web Price: $53.60
Web Price: $53.60

Test of Faith, Instructor's Bundle

Includes Book, Leader' s Guide, Study Guide, and DVD

Edited by Ruth Bancewicz

Foreword by J. I. Packer

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608999316
  • Pages: 142
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $67.00
Web Price: $53.60

About-

Test of Faith is an innovative new resource designed for use by small groups wishing to explore big issues raised by science for both faith and ethics. It introduces a wide range of hot topics including:

Are science and Christianity in conflict?
Has the Big Bang pushed God out of the universe?
What does 'creation' mean?
Is evolution compatible with religious faith?
Is cloning ethical?
Are humans no more than biological machines?

Test of Faith is designed to enable non-specialists to join the discussion. It allows small groups to unpack these issues, and discuss them at a level and pace that suits the group. It is flexible so that users can choose the topics that they want to cover, and encourages open discussion of a range of views.

All you need to run a short course is a copy of the Test of Faith DVD and a Study Guide for each member of the group, and a Leader's Guide. The Leader's Guide provides full session notes and all the content of the Study Guide plus suggested responses to questions, critical background information, and opportunities for taking these issues further. The 'Spiritual Journeys with Scientists' book is a collection of edited interviews with ten of the scientists involved in Test of Faith: their life stories and their reflections on science and faith, and is ideal background reading for group members.

Samples and DVD trailer at www.testofaith.com

Contributors
Dr Denis Alexander, Director, The Faraday Institute, Cambridge
Prof. Katherine Blundell, Department of Physics, Oxford University
Prof. John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University
Dr Alasdair Coles, Cambridge University and St Andrews Church, Cambridge
Dr Francis Collins, Former Director, Human Genome Project
Prof. Simon Conway Morris, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University
Dr William A. Dembski, Research Professor in Philosophy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr Deborah B. Haarsma, Associate Professor in Physics & Astronomy, Calvin College
Prof. Peter Harrison, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University
Sir John Houghton, Former Chair, Scientific Assessment Working Group, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dr Ard Louis, The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
Prof. Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Harris Manchester, College, Oxford
Prof. Bill Newsome, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr Cherith Fee Nordling, Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College
Prof. Rosalind Picard, Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne, Former President of Queens' College, Cambridge
Paul Taylor, Senior Speaker, Answers in Genesis (UK)
Dr David Wilkinson, Lecturer in Science and Theology, Durham University
Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Editor - Dr Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
Editorial Assistant - James Crocker, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Endorsements & Reviews-

The level of human insight matching scientific expertise in these chapters is high, and they have left me feeling that here are folk with whom, as a mere theologian, I would love to spend some time. I hope other readers will enjoy this set of testimonies as much as I have done.
Professor J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

Test of Faith provides a rare and valuable glimpse into the lives and thought of Christians who are also cutting-edge scientists, and explodes the myth that science and faith need be enemies.
Professor Jeff Hardin, Chair, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This fascinating volume of essays by prominent scientists who are Christians deserves wide circulation. Here are scientists trying to think clearly, humbly, and wisely about the Christian faith. Intuitively one feels that prolonged discussion with these essayists would be a great pleasure, whether or not one always reached consensus. Any thoughtful Christian will delight in the way the grace of God reaches men and women in the scientific disciplines, as in all other domains.
Professor D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois

Just the book to give to anyone who thinks science disproves religion. Powerful testimonies from ten distinguished scientists reveal why their faith in God enhances their research. A very worthwhile read!
Professor Gordon Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol, UK

Contributors-

Ruth Bancewicz
J. I. Packer

Bio(s)-

Dr Ruth Bancewicz is a research associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge (UK), where she is Project Leader of Test of Faith.

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